Trailman

Lineage: Trail x Osman
Introduced by: Agriculture Canada Research Station, Beaverlodge AB.
Date: 1973

Notes:
Fruit 4cm, egg-shaped. Uniform golden, overlaid by distinctive reddish-brown wash on exposed side. Flesh golden-yellow. Spicy tart flavor. Dessert or canning. Good juice and mixer. Bears at an early age. "A good crab, but too small" says Coutts (1991). FB1. H1
-Edible Apples in Prairie Canada

Originated with the Morden Research Station, Agriculture Canada, by Dr. C. R. Ure, for the Prairie Fruit Breeding Cooperative, tested and selected, at the Beaverlodge Research Station by R. E. Harris, and introduced in 1973. The tree is vigorous, upright spreading, precocious, annually productive and a heavy bearer. It is hardy to Zone 1, and highly resistant to fire blight. The fruit is 4.0-4.5 cm (1 3/4") in diameter, near round or slightly round oblate, and matures in late August to early September. The skin is thin, yellow blushed or overlaid with brownish red. The flesh is golden yellow, crisp, sub acid, and juicy with a pleasant and slightly nutty flavour. It is excellent for fresh eating, cooking, canning, and fair to good for juicing.
-Prairie Apple Cultivars, Peters

Prairie Fruit Genebank